by Texas Homesteader
We’re often harvesting from our gardens way more tomatoes than we can use. But there’s so much work that goes into growing those flavorful orbs – all the way from planting tomato seeds or seedlings, weeding and watering, staking and nurturing the plant until it gives up its sweet harvest of summer – the much-coveted garden tomato!
An easy way to peel a fresh garden tomato is to dip it in boiling for a few seconds until the skin splits. But a typical summer here in NE Texas involves much heat & humidity and I don’t want to add any of that to our home. What’s a southern gardener to do?
When I bring those fresh tomatoes inside from the garden I simply wash them, pat them dry and cut them in half. Oftentimes since I grow heirloom San Marzanos I’ll scoop out the seeds since it’s so quick & easy to do with this variety, and then I’ll place those halved, seeded tomatoes into a freezer bag without further preparation.
When I’m ready to use them I’ll bring them out of the freezer and allow them to slightly thaw – just enough to where the outsides are becoming softer but the insides are still frozen. The peel slips right off!
Now I just chop up my seeded/peeled tomato and go ahead with my recipe. Easy and no extra heat & humidity in the house!
Other Kitchen Homestead Hacks
- Easy Reminder For Kitchen Stove
- Make Your Slow Cooker More Efficient
- No Cooking Fat Down The Drain
- Labeling A Glass Jar
- Cleaning A Narrow-Neck Jar
- Keep That Broccoli Fresh
- Don’t Waste Onion Trimmings
- Heat-Free Way to Peel Tomatoes
- Cleaner Vegetable Chopping
- Quick Baking Measurement Reminder System
- Easily Separating Cream From Milk
- Using Frozen Water Bottles In The Kitchen
- Don’t Waste It – Free Vegetable Broth
- Easier Deviled Eggs – No Mess!
- MYO Crispy Taco Shells CHEAP
- Tame Kitchen Appliance Cords
- Save Your Fingernails When Cleaning
- Paper Napkins In A Paperless Kitchen
- Use ALL Of Your Spray Cleaner
- Quick Coffee Stain Cleaning
- Repurposing Mesh Bags For Scrubbers
- Cute Windowsill Container For Herb Cuttings
- …and many MORE!
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